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      01-28-2013, 02:00 AM   #1
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Brisb: New to Bris - dealer servicing recommendations?

Hi all!

I was recently relocated to brisbane due to work - so I have no idea/experiences with the area of brisvegas

Did a quick search within the regional forum regarding experiences with dealership up in brisbane - couldn't find much! Read a few conflicting reviews regarding Brisbane VS Westside dealership.


I've got my first service coming up for the 1 (vehicle check) - so I was wondering, any particular recommendations with which dealership? I'm staying north of the cbd, but wouldnt mind the drive for a quality service.


to the brisbaners - hope to see you on the roads! (AW 135i) & fellow Vic 1ers' - I'll be back regularly to melb, so I'll try to join in the meets!

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Brisbane and Westside owned by the same mob. They are all very nice people.
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Never had an issue with the service at Westside, so never had the need to try somewhere else...
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Never had an issue with the service at Westside, so never had the need to try somewhere else...
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Westside were always good to me.
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Brisbane and Westside owned by the same mob. They are all very nice people.
My suggestion for you would be to go to Brisbane BMW if you are just north of the CBD and see how it goes, as they should be about the same. Westside is just too long especially through city traffic from the Northside (sorry BBK, Orlin! )

We can certainly advise you better options if you prefer better than dealer service .
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Welcome to Bris. I used to go to the Bris dealership but I'm happy to drive the extra as I think the service at Westside is heaps better. Not as rushed and i get the sence they really services the car and not just washed it. i also dont like how tight the parking is at Bris and the morning drop off there looks like a Toyota dealersip. I live on the north side of town too.
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Brisbane BMW are "ok" but Westside BMW is better. Also takes 1-2 weeks to book a service with Brisbane BMW (if you need a loaner) vs only a couple days at Westside.
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Westside BMW for me and i travel there from Coorparoo, brisbane BMW is always very very busy.
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My suggestion for you would be to go to Brisbane BMW if you are just north of the CBD and see how it goes, as they should be about the same. Westside is just too long especially through city traffic from the Northside (sorry BBK, Orlin! )

We can certainly advise you better options if you prefer better than dealer service .
With that many votes for Westside - just ignore me
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haha, thanks heaps for the review guys!

I drove past fortitude valley a few times, the dealership doesnt look that big - i can imagine the parking would be insane! during peak times.

I'm gonna try westside as suggested!

Thanks again for the quick reply and the warm welcome!!
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Glad you are settling well Sig. Hope to catch up again when you are back in melb
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haha, thanks heaps for the review guys!

I drove past fortitude valley a few times, the dealership doesnt look that big - i can imagine the parking would be insane! during peak times.

I'm gonna try westside as suggested!

Thanks again for the quick reply and the warm welcome!!
I had my 3rd brake light replaced at the fortitude valley bmw a few weeks back. my partner had issues finding a park as well as she was following me there. sort of gotta just commit to any kind of free street parking no matter how small.
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Westside are not only great, but also consistent. It's worth the trip if you can afford the time.
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What about the dealership on the Sunshine Coast...Coastline BMW?
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I've only been to Brisbane, Matt the Service guys is awesome, grade A+ service.

They are always quite busy though, and its not the funnest place to get in and out of. Never been to west-side, but only heard good things.
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What about the dealership on the Sunshine Coast...Coastline BMW?
It has been a long time Alext. I would love to recommend them to the OP, but it is a fair hike from north of CBD. However, time wise it might not be that much different to Westside.
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Thanks Sparoz I might try them one day - I got a service coming up later this year.
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Brisbane BMW is great for us.
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Head down to Motorline BMW. The service between the two is night and day.

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